Thursday, 18 September 2014

Placards at Hyde Library

These placards were left outside Hyde Library following a demonstration on Saturday by people fighting to save the library.

A Tameside council spokesman has said: "The library service is due to be moved into the town hall within the next year. As is the case with all the council's buildings that are no longer in use, the library building will be marketed for alternative use. We will always consider any serious offers as and when they are submitted to us."

Karen Garner is leading a campaign to keep the building in community use and has applied to English Heritage to have it considered for listed status.

There is growing concern that Tameside council based in Ashton-under-Lyne is gradually eroding the heritage of surrounding towns in the metropolitan borough in order to support grandiose schemes in Ashton and have been doing so for many years.

See a wider view of the library on Hyde DP Xtra.

See a video report of the demonstration on the Manchester Evening News.

A contribution to signs, signs and Good Fences.


  1. Folks need and want to read, what a novel idea! Tom The Backroads Traveller

  2. It would be a shame for those people to lose their building to a shopping mall or something.

  3. Love the green patina of the fencing. I do hope the Library gets saved.

  4. That council spokesman needs a smack upside the head.

  5. I like this close of view too. I sure hope you can save the library!

  6. I guess this will be happening more and more now.

  7. I wish them well.